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Python or php to automate this task?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by AlfredoCustom, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. AlfredoCustom

    AlfredoCustom Newbie

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    What would you guys recommend, Php or Python to automate instagram likes, followers etc.
     
  2. Gophering

    Gophering Junior Member Premium Member

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    Python for sure
     
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  3. AlfredoCustom

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    Hows the learning curve, I'm assuming everything would require some pretty advanced techniques and a lot of scripting, but learning python from scratch to try to make a full fledged bot. do you think this is reasonable or far fetched?
     
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    Both PHP and Python can do it, so pick the one you'll be more comfortable to work with!
    I think Python should be easier, but that's just my opinion.
     
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  5. AlfredoCustom

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    Thanks alot! I learned a little php and began doing it that way but to my knowledge with python i could send out requests to instagram as a client, without being in a browser. Which seems more convenient :D
     
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    Gophering Junior Member Premium Member

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    I think Python is pretty easy to pick up and from my point of view way more suitable for this task than PHP (I might be biased though). PM me if you need some resources.

    Cheers
     
  7. AlfredoCustom

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    Sweet! I would pm you but i dont have enough posts yet :{
     
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    Gophering Junior Member Premium Member

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    Oh, forgot about that. Sent you a PM. I think you can reply no matter the post count (I might be wrong).
     
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  9. AlfredoCustom

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    I just tried to respond i need 15 to respond as well :{
     
  10. MrBlue

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    +1 Python
     
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    Both languages will do it just great

    My personal vote goes for PHP, because i know it better than Python
     
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  12. Gophering

    Gophering Junior Member Premium Member

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    For your enjoyment:

    http://python.org/doc/ (Official docs + tutorials. Start with this. Just skim through it)
    https://developers.google.com/edu/python/?hl=en-US (Google's Python class. Should be your next step)

    http://codingbat.com/python (Do this next. Those are practice problems.)
    http://projecteuler.net (Sign up here. Try to solve as many problems as possible.)

    Books
    http://www.network-theory.co.uk/docs/pytut/ (by the creator of python. Just 150 pages)
    http://learnpythonthehardway.org/ (best book out there. However, do not start with this book. Get it once you've gone through everything else)

    Good luck on your journey, feel free to drop me a PM (once you have enough posts) if you are stuck on something.
     
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  13. AlfredoCustom

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    Thanks alot for the feedback everyone! I will definitely look into the links above. Thanks!
     
  14. samlim

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    great python links
    starting to learn them